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Vegan Matcha Pancakes Recipe shown on a plate with berry jam topping

Matcha Pancakes

Prep: 15 min
Cook: 25 min
Total: 40 min
Servings: 2

Eat pancakes with a massive dose of antioxidants by using green tea powder called matcha! These pancakes are delicious, healthy, and go with all your favorite toppings.

Author Louisa Nicholson
by Louisa Nicholson
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: Pancakes (2 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: 2 Mixing bowls, non-stick pan
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • (Optional) Cooking Spray or oil
Recipe Directions


  • Mix together the plant-based milk, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, matcha powder, and salt. Now add the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Let this rest for 5 minutes. Pre-heat your pan on medium heat over the stove in the last minute of rest.
  • (Optional) You may use cooking spray or oil in the pan and spread evenly to cook the pancakes with. Omit this if doing oil-free. Pour ½ cup of batter onto the pan. For fluffy pancakes, do not spread the batter out. For thinner pancakes, spread the batter out quickly with your spatula or spoon before it starts to cook. Allow to cook 2-3 minutes and flip cooking for another 1 minute on the other side.
  • Repeat until all the pancakes are done. Top with your favorite toppings and serve immediately, enjoy!

To make whole food, use whole wheat flour and omit the oil in the pan.

You can make a large batch of pancakes and freeze after they are cooked and cooled down.

To keep all the pancakes warm until the batch is done, set the oven to warm and place the cooked pancakes all together in the oven to keep warm.

Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: Pancakes
Servings: 2
Information per serving:
Energy: 333.9 kcal
Carbohydrate: 68.2 g
Protein: 10.7 g
Fiber: 5.9 g
Sugar: 13.1 g
Fat: 3.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.6 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 1 g
Omega-3: 0.1 g
Omega-6: 0.9 g
Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 10.5 mg 2% DV
Folate: 13.7 µg 3% DV
A: 0 IU 0% DV
B1: 0.1 mg 8% DV
B2: 0.3 mg 26% DV
B3: 0.9 mg 6% DV
B5: 0.3 mg 6% DV
B6: 0 mg 2% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 4.5 mg 6% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 4.2 mg 28% DV
K: 1.8 µg 2% DV
Calcium: 57.8 mg 6% DV
Copper: 0.1 mg 13% DV
Iron: 3.2 mg 18% DV
Magnesium: 27.3 mg 9% DV
Manganese: 1.1 mg 59% DV
Phosphorus: 230.5 mg 33% DV
Potassium: 196 mg 4% DV
Selenium: 21.7 µg 39% DV
Sodium: 1411.3 mg 94% DV
Zinc: 0.8 mg 10% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

vegan matcha green tea pancakes served on a plate with fresh fruit

Amazingly Healthy, Delicious Pancakes

These pancakes are everything you'd expect with your usual pancakes BUT with the matcha powder mixed in, you get a wonderfully light, earthy flavor. Then after your breakfast is done, you have a good buzz going for several hours! 😁

What is Matcha?

Matcha is finely powdered green tea leaves. Tea farmers in Japan created this type of tea more than 1,000 years ago. Unlike other green teas, matcha uses the whole leaf, which increases the amount of caffeine and antioxidants.

Usually known for its health benefits because of the high antioxidant content, matcha is becoming more well-known in the world, especially for use in recipes. Aside from the antioxidant content, matcha is high in chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals.

vegan matcha green tea pancakes served on a plate with fresh fruit

What Does Matcha Taste Like?

Matcha tastes a little earthy. For those that know what mugwort tastes like, it's similar, but much more subtle. If you've never tried it before, but are a fan of coffee or chocolate, chances are you'll appreciate this breakfast simply due to the added caffeine boost that matcha provides as a green tea.

Since you might be trying this for the first time, don't fret, because as a breakfast pancake, you can cover these with as much fruit and maple syrup as you'd like. The matcha flavor is so subtle that you might not even taste it after being smothered in so much fresh fruit and syrup!

vegan matcha green tea pancakes served on a plate with fresh fruit

Can I Make These Whole Food?

Yes. Use whole wheat flour and omit any oil when cooking on a non-stick or seasoned pan.

vegan matcha green tea pancakes served on a plate with fresh fruit

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